Article 370 Movie Review: Politics Served Unabashedly with Facts & Fiction

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In the realm of Indian cinema, where stories often mirror societal narratives, “Article 370” emerges as a significant cinematic endeavor, directed by Abhishek Sharma and starring Yami Gautam in a pivotal role. The film delves into the complex and contentious issue of Article 370, which granted special autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir before its abrogation in 2019. To subscribe please click and access our live channel.

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The Plot

Zooni Haksar, an Intelligence Field Officer, is recruited by the PMO Secretary for a classified assignment aimed at dismantling the conflict economy and combating terrorism in the Kashmir valley, just before the implementation of the abrogation of Article 370.

Article 370 Review

Mixing facts with fiction, and some convenient untruths, dipping into the right-wing narrative of Jawaharlal Nehru’s “blunders” in Kashmir and Maharaja Hari Singh’s “inclination” towards India, Article 370 presents the government of the day’s scrapping of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir as a masterclass in State craft.

The Pros

What helps it all go down smoothly is that, like Uri, Article 370 is a very professional production – with its action scenes particularly impressive, its dialogues shorn of melodrama, and its acting efficient (director Jambhale has critical recognition under his belt).

Yami, an intelligence operative who is a Kashmiri Pandit, does a good job shouldering both the emotional and the professional burden of the film. Article 370 also laudably places her along with Priyamani, as an immaculately dressed senior bureaucrat in the PMO, at the heart of the momentous legislation.

The Cons

The ordinary Kashmiri is personified in just one old man, who says he is tired of “begging” existing Valley leadership for favours and of seeing their children pushed into militancy. The film does not even venture into Jammu, forget Ladakh, crucial pieces to the puzzle.

Those who come the worst off are J&K politicians – a Mehbooba Mufti lookalike played by Seth, and a Farooq Abdullah clone with Zutshi hamming away. Even Ghulam Nabi Azad gets a shoo-in during the Rajya Sabha debate on the abrogation Bill as the Leader of the Opposition.

The Outcome

‘Article 370’ attempts to evoke a sense of nationalism, taking creative liberties along the way. Yami Gautam, portraying Zooni, delivers a commendable performance with her no-nonsense demeanour. Priyamani, portraying an IAS officer, embodies the role convincingly with a controlled performance that hits the mark.

Nonetheless, this film marks a promising debut from director Aditya Suhas Jambhale, a two-time National Award-winning director, hinting that a lot can be expected from him in the future. ‘Article 370’ proves to be a worthwhile watch, offering enough substance to keep viewers engaged and invested.

Article 370 Movie Ratings

  • Direction: 3.5/5
  • Acting: 4/5
  • Dialogue: 3.5/5
  • Screenplay: 4.2/5
  • Music: 2.7/5
  • Background Score: 4.2/5
  • Action: 4/5
  • Visual Appeal: 4.5/5


With its compelling narrative, stellar performances, and visually arresting cinematography, the film succeeds in shedding light on a topic that is often shrouded in controversy and misinformation. As India continues to grapple with the legacy of Article 370, this movie serves as a timely reminder of the need for empathy, understanding, and dialogue in resolving complex socio-political issues. Khabri Media team would like to rate ‘Article 370’ 3 out of 5 star.

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